GIGA STREAM Selects MontaVista Linux for Universal Navigation Switch

1/14/2004 - MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, and GIGA STREAM, a world leader in mobile network infrastructure products, announced that MontaVista® Linux® Professional Edition (Pro) is the chosen operating system (OS) for GIGA STREAM's new Universal Navigation Switch (UNS) for mobile operators and network infrastructure system integrators.

The recently announced Universal Navigation Switch is the first to integrate 3G, WLAN / WiFi and high performance IP packet transmissions on a single platform, and thus enable seamless roaming between Radio Access Networks and Wireless LANs. This will enable 3G and WiFi to complement each other rather than compete with one another by allowing mobile users to move back and forth between the two, having first established a session in either. The UNS integrates 3G, WLAN and high-performance IP packet transmission capability for mobile operators to let them quickly respond to changing mobile business environments. The UNS facilitates a smooth migration from the current TDM, ATM transport toward all-IP internetworking.

“MontaVista Linux is one of the most effective operating systems for wireless devices around the world,” says Thomas Maul, founder and CEO of GIGA STREAM. “With UNS and MontaVista Linux , we can offer mobile operators and network infrastructure system integrators custom software solutions on a robust OS and development environment to deliver the best possible mobile user experience.”

“GIGA STREAM is setting the pace in the design of voice, data and video service nodes for next-generation wireless networks that will be the life-blood of 3G and WLAN / WiFi service offerings,” said Hendrik Norderhaven, Managing Director Central Europe, MontaVista Software. “As wireless technologies rapidly evolve, the supporting software needs to be more robust to support their rich functionality and networking capabilities. MontaVista Linux provides a powerful systems software platform that can help to quickly bring these advanced technologies to market.”

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is the industry-leading comprehensive embedded operating system and cross development environment. It includes a modern OS featuring real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities and multi-threaded remote debugging, with extensive bundled software components including rich networking. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition targets more than 25 processors from nine industry-leading architectures and supports more than 80 boards offering developers great freedom to choose the elements for their development environment, which, in effect, allows them to speed cutting-edge products to market faster and at a lower cost.

The GIGA STREAM UNS was announced in October at the ITU World Telecom 2003 Show in Geneva and is available now, with customer installations already in progress.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is currently available as a product subscription through MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. MontaVista Linux product subscriptions provide developer teams with the MontaVista Linux kernel, deployment components, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support a nd hands-on Linux training classes.

GIGA STREAM - headquartered in Saarbrücken, Germany - is a leader in mobile network infrastructure products enabling dynamic provisioning of integrated data, voice, and video services for mobile operator networks. The company is a member of the UMTS and Telemanagement Forums and participates in the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP). For further information, please visit

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.

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